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From the sea to the sky

Carol Kiely, a visiting research scholar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will present a talk entitled The Microscopic World Of Lunar Dust as part of the Fall 2016 seminar series. Kiely, an accomplished expert in the use of photography and stereoimaging to help explain scientific phenomena, will discuss …

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Watanabe featured at JEOL

Masashi Watanabe, associate professor in the department of materials science and engineering, has been featured in an article at JEOL, a leading global supplier of electron microscopes, ion beam instruments, mass spectrometers and NMR spectrometers. In 2014, the department added the JEOL ARM 200CF to its impressive collection of electron microscopes. Watanabe says …

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New currents in glass studies

By Chris Quirk Photo by Douglas Benedict of Academic Image Charles McLaren, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at Lehigh, arrived last fall for a semester of research at the University of Marburg in Germany with his language skills lagging significantly behind his scientific prowess. “It was my …

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Scratching the surface on coin-making

Using the most advanced techniques for analyzing the surfaces of materials, a team of researchers has shed light on the coin-making practices of the Roman Empire and the manner in which Roman coins have corroded over the past 2,000 years. The study by Lehigh chemical engineers and materials scientists demonstrated …

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DuPont receives grant for materials joining research

John DuPont,  professor of Materials Science and Engineering, is the principal investigator in an NSF grant for continuing research in materials joining. Co-principal investigators and fellow colleagues in materials science are Richard Vinci and Masashi Watanabe, along with Herman Nied of the department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. Lehigh works …

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Misiolek, Jedlicka take on new roles as chair and associate chair

As of July 1, 2016, Wojciech Z. Misiolek, Loewy Professor of Materials Forming & Processing and Director of the Loewy Institute, has been appointed chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He succeeds Helen Chan, New Jersey Zinc Professor and professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Sabrina Jedlicka, …

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Strandwitz awarded NSF grant for photovoltaics research

Nicholas C. Strandwitz, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded an NSF grant for research entitled Silicon Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Photovoltaics with Atomic Layer Deposited Interfacial Layers. The sun represents the most abundant potential source of sustainable energy on earth. Solar cells for producing electricity require materials that absorb the sun’s …

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Closing remarks from Helen Chan

It is with mixed feelings that I sit down and pen this, my last Chair’s Chat before stepping down. The years seem to have flown by since I first assumed the Chair position in 2006. During that time the Department has recruited five talented new faculty members, several of whom …

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